Browsing the "antibiotics" Tag

Top News from the Food Front: Vegan Romance, GMO Controversy, Organic Boomtime

April 12th, 2014 | by Tanya Sitton

What's new in food news? Great things and foolish things! Veganism boosts sexytime, organics go mainstream, and states take action against agricultural abuse of antibiotics. Meanwhile the GMO labeling battle rages, the biotech industry throws well-funded hissyfits, and U.S. trade suffers because we can't get our GMO problem under control. Read on, for the week's best and worst news in food!


Endless Shrimp? How sustainable are those little crustaceans?

September 10th, 2013 | by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

You've seen the ads on TV for all-you-can-eat shrimp buffets. Shrimp, once a special treat that you'd get once in a while on a summer seaside vacation, has turned into cheap fast-food like McDonald's hamburgers. And like fast-food burgers, cheap shrimp is an ecological disaster


Are Agricultural Antibiotics Making You Outgrow Your Pants?

January 17th, 2013 | by Tanya Sitton

Agricultural overuse of antibiotics poses serious risks to public health, in terms of facilitating emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and 'superbugs.' But wait, there's more! Agricultural antibiotics in the food supply may also fatten up human beings, right along with the farmed animals they eat.


Antibiotics in Chicken linked to Bladder Infections

July 12th, 2012 | by Becky Striepe

Antibiotics are ubiquitous in factory farming. Thanks to incredibly confined cages and horrific living conditions, animals in factory farms are more prone to infection. On top of that, factory farming facilities often pump animals full of antibiotics because this practice makes them grow larger. Chickens are no exception when it comes to overuse of antibiotics, and new research shows a link between antibiotics in chicken and the superbugs causing bladder infections in humans that are becoming more and more difficult to treat


Court Rules Against FDA: Says Antibiotic Crisis Requires Actual Regulation

June 12th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

Earlier this month, a federal judge found the FDA's treatment of petitions to ban antibiotics in animal feed 'arbitrary and capricious.' Judge Theodore Katz chastised the agency for their failure to limit potential human health risks from widespread agricultural antibiotic use, saying the FDA has done 'shockingly little to address these risks.'



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